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Rachel Hunter’s life from modelling to spiritual healing as she reunites with ex Rod Stewart-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

The former flames were both at their son’s wedding this week.

Rachel Hunter’s life from modelling to spiritual healing as she reunites with ex Rod Stewart-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

Rachel Hunter and Sir Rod Stewart reunited for their son’s wedding (Picture: Getty)

Sir Rod Stewart reunited with ex-wife Rachel Hunter this week as they celebrated their son’s wedding.

The legendary musician, 79, was beaming with pride as he watched son Liam, 29, tie the knot with his long-term partner Nicole, also 29, alongside his own wife Penny Lancaster, 58, and his former flame.

Rachel, 56, enjoyed a long marriage to Sir Rod, after they first met when she was 21 years old.

The former couple were back together again earlier this week for a romantic party as they celebrated their boy’s big day, which actually took place at the Church of St. Ignatius in Dubrovnik, a location well known by Game of Thrones fans.

Rachel was already a big name in the modelling world before meeting Sir Rod over three decades ago, and the pair were both able to be part of their son’s nuptials.

Here is everything you need to know about Rachel.

Who is Rachel Hunter?

Rachel rose to fame as a model around the world (Picture: Lloyd Images/Getty Images)

Supermodel Rachel Hunter was born in New Zealand and initially had dreams of being a ballet dancer before she was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis – a flu-like illness which can cause poor coordination and muscle aches – aged 13.

Three years later, she started her modelling career, landing deals and magazine covers across New Zealand, Australia and France.

She met Sir Rod in 1990 (Picture: Robin Platzer/Images/Getty Images)

In 1989, she posed as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model, and five years later she appeared on the cover of the publication’s swimsuit issue – two decades before she posed nude for Playboy.

She has also appeared on the likes of Dancing With The Stars in 2005, and later served as a judge on New Zealand’s Got Talent.

When was she married to Rod Stewart?

The former flame’s romance blossomed in the early 1990s (Picture: Kypros/Getty Images)

Rachel was 21 when she first met Sir Rod, 24 years her senior, at a nightclub in Los Angeles.

Three months later – on December 15, 1990 – the couple got married at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church.

The couple got married after a few months together in 1990 (Picture: Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

They separated just over eight years later, but their divorce wasn’t finalised until November 2006.

How many children do they have?

Two years into their marriage, Rachel gave birth to the couple’s first child, their daughter Renée.

Son Liam was welcomed into the world two years later, and his parents came together for his wedding to girlfriend Nicole Arkutovich in her native Croatia.

Liam, who plays professional ice hockey, went for an all-white three-piece suit on his big day, while Nicole cut the figure of a beautiful bride in her own pure white dress.

The former couple have two children together (Picture: Laurent SOLA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

The day was one of smiles and celebrations as the happy couple, who have known each other for 16 years, finally tied the knot after years of being together, than apart, then back together again.

A website for the wedding revealed that the pair met each other as 13-year-olds playing beer pong, before starting a relationship at the age of 16, before going long-distance and separating after eight years, before later reuniting.

In May 2023, Nicole gave birth to their son Louie.

What is Rachel Hunter doing now?

Rachel is still keeping busy – and in the public eye.

Just last year, she joined RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under as a guest judge, having previously been part of the Drag Race All Stars series in 2012, and she said it was ‘always divine to be part of such an inspiring, electric show’.

Rachel has been keeping busy with her retreats (Picture: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Away from the screen, Rachel – who had spent a lot of time in England over the years – returned to her home country during the pandemic and has continued to work as a spiritual healer.

As well as travelling and hosting retreats in India, she provides meditation and breathwork exercises both online an in person in New Zealand.

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